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DP-2. Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT       NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
     Population 3 years and over            Total poplulation 12,309 100.0
      enrolled in school 3,013 100.0   Native 12,196 99.1
Nursery school, preschool 230 7.6       Born in United States 12,161 98.8
Kindergarten 166 5.5           State of residence 9,905 80.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 1,315 43.6           Different state 2,256 18.3
High school (grades 9-12) 705 23.4       Born outside United States 35 0.3
College or graduate school 597 19.8   Foreign born 113 0.9
                Entered 1990 to March 2000 42 0.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT           Naturalized citizen 60 0.5
  Population 25 years and over 8,342 100.0       Not a citizen 53 0.4
Less than 9th grade 389 4.7        
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 669 8.0   REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 3,603 43.2     Total (excluding born at sea) 113 100.0
Some college, no degree 1,843 22.1   Europe 34 30.1
Associate degree 610 7.3   Asia 28 24.8
Bachelor's degree 930 11.1   Africa 0 0.0
Graduate or professional degree 298 3.6   Oceania 0 0.0
        Latin America 32 28.3
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.3 (X)   Northern America 19 16.8
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 14.7 (X)        
        LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS                 Population 5 years and over 11,554 100.0
          Population 15 years and over 9,985 100.0   English only 11,241 97.3
Never married 2,003 20.1   Language other than English 313 2.7
Now married, except separated 5,987 60.0           Speak English less than '"very well"' 81 0.7
Separated 37 0.4   Spanish 197 1.7
Widowed 978 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 57 0.5
 Female 828 8.3   Other Indo-European languages 50 0.4
Divorced 980 9.8           Speak English less than '"very well"' 11 0.1
 Female 465 4.7   Asian and Pacific Island languages 54 0.5
                Speak English less than '"very well"' 13 0.1
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS            
          Grandparent living in household       ANCESTRY (single and multiple)    
           with one or more own grandchildren                 Total population 12,309 100.0
           under 18 years 66 100.0     Total ancestries reported 10,655 86.6
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 37 56.1   Arab 0 0.0
        Czech¹ 170 1.4
VETERAN STATUS       Danish 158 1.3
          Civilian population 18 years and over 9,432 100.0   Dutch 369 3.0
Civilian veterans 1,389 14.7   English 1,298 10.5
        French (except Basque)¹ 368 3.0
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN       French Canadian¹ 7 0.1
 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION       German 3,013 24.5
     Population 5 to 20 years 2,710 100.0   Greek 13 0.1
With a disability 194 7.2   Hungarian 6 0.0
     Population 21 to 64 years 6,539 100.0   Irish¹ 1,486 12.1
With a disability 1,085 16.6   Italian 124 1.0
 Percent employed 63.9 (X)   Lithuanian 22 0.2
No disability 5,454 83.4   Norwegian 385 3.1
 Percent employed 84.3 (X)   Polish 69 0.6
     Population 65 years and over 2,113 100.0   Portuguese 1 0.0
With a disability 806 38.1   Russian 24 0.2
        Scotch-Irish 192 1.6
        Scottish 245 2.0
RESIDENCE IN 1995       Slovak 0 0.0
  Population 5 years and over 11,554 100.0   Subsaharan African 0 0.0
Same house in 1995 7,091 61.4   Swedish 402 3.3
Different house in the U.S. in 1995 4,341 37.6   Swiss 28 0.2
 Same county 2,308 20.0   Ukrainian 16 0.1
 Different county 2,033 17.6   United States or American 1,542 12.5
  Same state 1,150 10.0   Welsh 41 0.3
  Different state 883 7.6   West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 0 0.0
Elsewhere in 1995 122 1.1   Other ancestries 676 5.5
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
¹ The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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